Report: How the Big Music Industry is Killing Technological Innovation

For last ten years, Michael A. Carrier, an associate professor at Rutgers University School of Law, has studied the music industry in the post-Napster era.

During that time, he has interviewed some of the most influential people in what he calls Big Music–the major companies that control the recording industry.

His report is now available.  His conclusion?  Big Music hurt innovation, discouraged investment and has led to a never-ending legal battle over copyright that continues to prevent us from moving forward into the digital age.

Start by reading this article from TorrentFreak for a summary of how it all went down.  Then download Copyright and Innovation:  The Untold Story here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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